Halloween Pumpkin Soup

This Pumpkin Soup is adapted from a recipe in “Seriously Spooky Fun” by Marion Haslam.  It is a great way of using up the leftover insides of your pumpkin once you have had fun carving it up!


Serves 4


  • 900g (2lb) pumpkin diced
  • 1 large apple diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 stick of celery sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 25g / 1 oz butter
  • 1.2 l (2 pts) chicken or veg stock
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Few Thyme leaves
  • 150ml / 5fl oz low fat creme fraiche
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chives or parsley chopped

Method :

  1. Add butter to a saucepan and saute the vegetables and garlic for a few minutes.  Add the pumpkin, apple, stock, tabasco, bay leaf and thyme.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes
  3. Remove the bay leaf and puree the soup in a blender or with hand blender until smooth.
  4. Stir in most of the creme fraiche and season with the nutmeg, salt & pepper.
  5. Use a spoon to swirl in some creme fraiche and sprinkling of chopped chives or parsley

Related recipes: Halloween Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Scones

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